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Sadie Hawkins Day Leap Year Open Mic and Jam, Wed Feb 29

January 20th, 2012
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Wednesday February 29 (Sadie Hawkins Day), 8 pm, free. Special open mic and jam, with Jennifer Lockman, Paula Grove, and some surprise guests, w. host Ron the Fiddler.

Event, Music

JAZZ CONCERT: Grapevine — Giulio’s Latin Jazz, Sunday Feb 26 at 4 pm

January 20th, 2012
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GiulioandChristina2.jpgGiulio_Christina_vibraphone.jpgSunday February 26 at 4 pm, A special concert of Latin Jazz by Grapevine featuring Christina Dee on vibraphone and Giulio “Drummer with Attitude!” . The vibraphone was popularized by jazz greats such as Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson, Red Norvo and Gary Burton.  It is rarely played these days. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Hamilton’s own vibraphonist Christina Dee. Call 905-543-8512 to reserve. http://www.grapevinemusic.ca/

Event, Music-Jazz

CONCERT: Elana Harte, + AndrewVictoria, Sat Feb 25

January 19th, 2012
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Elana_Harte_Feb 25 ARTBAR_650.jpgElana_Harte.jpgSaturday February 25, 2012 at 8 pm, $10. A dynamic, intimate evening  with Rockin’ Elana Harte (with the fabulous Lucio Agostini), plus guests AndrewVictoria, in a celebration of song.  Stand alone each performer commands the stage and delights with their interactive and engaging work and tonight they team up pure magic…
A gifted guitarist and vocalist, Elana maintains a “New Country / Rock” flavour and mass appeal. Elana is a founding member of Vinnick, Sheppard, Harte, with whom she has released two recordings. Among many other projects, Elana is a busy host of several regular showcase evenings in the GTA for both local and touring musicians. http://www.elanaharte.com    http://itsmyurls.com/elanaharte

AndrewVictoria.jpgAustralian Native Andrew Rudd and Canadian-born Australian Victoria Boland met in Hong Kong in late-2005. Now, several years later, the duo, currently residing in Hamilton, have toured internationally performing hundreds of dates for thousands of people. A combination of powerful vocals and guitar-driven indie pop-rock alternative, AndrewVictoria co-write songs that dig deep into realistic, everyday issues. Their self-titled EP received a nomination for Best Pop Recording of the Year for 2011’s Hamilton Music Awards. http://www.andrewvictoria.com/

Event, Music

PoeMagic, spoken word w. Klyde Broox, Fri Feb 24, Mar 23

January 18th, 2012
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Klyde_Broox_3c.jpgKlyde_Broox_PoeMagic_Feb24_650.jpg Fourth Friday of month at 8 pm, pwyc. “PoeMagic“, an evening of spoken word, hosted by dub poet Klyde Broox.
Friday February 24, 2012, guests Michael St. George and Blakka Ellis.
Friday March 23, guest Jamaican Inspirator Charles Bobus.
All genres of spoken word poets welcome. Contact Klyde at  kbroox@porchlight.ca.  “Steeped in oral traditions, Broox’s gesture-enabled, dance and song-oriented, performances are consistently pitched to engage, entertain, and invite audiences to experience poetry as social communion.   … ”   Read more…

Event, Literary, Spoken Word

Jazz fundraiser w. Carolyn Credico Quartet + Mike Malone, Thurs Feb 23

January 17th, 2012
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Thursday February 23 at 8 pm, $10 or pwyc: Fundraiser for The Steeltown Friends of Mohawk Music. Jazz with the Carolyn Credico Quartet, featuring  Chris Bruder on piano, Victor Vrankulj on bass, Jordan Snider on drums, and Carolyn Credico vocals, plus special guest Mike Malone trumpet. Join us at the Artword Artbar for an evening of live jazz, food & drink and good company.  100% of the proceeds will be donated to The Steeltown Friends of Mohawk Music, a non-profit organization focused on enriching the Mohawk music program.

Event, Music

FLASH: Green Drinks, Tuesday Feb 21 at 5:30 pm

January 15th, 2012
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Tuesday February 21 at 5:30 pm. Rumour has it that Green Drinks will be convening convivially at Artword Artbar for concentrated eco-conscious conversation and inconspicuous consumption. There is lots to talk about (for those who attended the OMB Aerotropolis hearing on Wed Feb 15), whether concerned, curious or just plain confused about what we can do next.

Event, Special event

“Love In Motion: A Post-Materialist Love-in” Monday Feb 20

January 12th, 2012
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Monday February 20 at 8 pm. We’ll be open for a special event —  “Love In Motion: A Post-Materialist Love-in” at Artword Artbar. . . featuring Janice Lee (acoustic guitar/spoken word), Lorimer Longhaul (spoken word), Kendall Downey (spoken word) and a screening of the animated short “Condiment Love” (stop motion animation) by Aaron Fitzpatrick
Here are some links:  Janice Lee www.janjolee.net
Lorimer Longhaul http://lorimerlonghaul.wordpress.com/
Kendall Downey http://www.flickr.com/photos/kendallx
Aaron Fitzpatrick www.fitzpromedia.com

Event, Film, Literary, Spoken Word, Music

CONCERT: Euphonic (cello, guitar, drums), Sunday Feb 19 at 7:30 pm

January 11th, 2012
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euphonic5.jpgSunday February 19 at 7:30 pm, $5 or PWYC. A special concert of original compositions by chamber trio Euphonic: Bob Wegner – acoustic guitar, Geoff Ball – cello; Vincent Waters – drums / spoons. Consisting of all acoustic instruments (cello, guitar, and drums), the band has created an eclectic sound of their own, which includes Classical, Spanish, Folk, and Jazz influences.   http://www.vincewaters.com

Bob first met Geoff, a local cellist from McMaster University, while performing at the Staircase Cafe in Hamilton. Vince and Geoff were later introduced via Bob, and a few tunes were written as a trio with Geoff playing electric bass at first. As an experimental move, the suggestion was made for Geoff to bring his cello to a writing session. Read more…

Event, Music

NEWS FLASH concert change: Adrean Farrugia & Mike Malone (Sophia Perlman ill) , Sat Feb 18

January 10th, 2012
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Saturday February 18, 2012 at 8 pm, $15 (students $10). Reservations call 905-543-8512. CONCERT CHANGE: jazz pianist Adrean Farrugia will play with Mike Malone, trumpet and flugelhorn player extraordinaire. Sophia Perlman will not appear, due to illness (we promise that she will be back later on).
Multi-award winning pianist and composer Adrean Farrugia is one of Canada’s most distinct voices on the piano. Fusing many diverse musical influences he has forged a personal sound which generates a uniquely individual creative statement. Read more…

Event, Music-Jazz

CONCERT: Dave Pomfret special “30 Years, 30 Songs”, Friday Feb 17

January 9th, 2012
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Dave_Pomfret_2012.jpgFriday February 17 at 8 pm, $5 cover goes to Out Of The Cold. One of our favourite Hamilton singer-songwriters (and one of the best), Dave Pomfret is back  at Artword Artbar for a special concert “30 Years, 30 Songs”. Special guests! Dougy Flyswatter, Mike Trebilcock, Paula Grove, Orange McFarland, HOPEFULLY Gene Champagne. February 2012 marks 30 years of Dave playing guitar and writing songs (yes, he started young!). http://www.reverbnation.com/davepomfret

 

Event, Music

CONCERT: David Essig, blues / roots extraordinaire, Thursday Feb 16

January 9th, 2012
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DAVIDESSIGPOSTERBlk_c675.jpgDavid_Essig.jpgThursday February 16, 2012 at 8 pm, $15. An intimate solo concert with the renowned David Essig, one of the founding members of Canada’s Roots Music scene. Dave is a songwriting bluesman who’s traveled the world and is now coming back to his old hometown. Be ready for an evening of great songs, great blues and searing slide guitar that puts him in a class with Ry Cooder and David Lindley.   www.davidessig.com
Dave writes, “I’m an old Hamilton boy – used to live on Guise St. in the North End and worked a lot at Grant Ave. mark & funky shirts050_adj_600.jpgAlso have done Festival of Friends lots of times over the years.” David, from BC, is on tour in Ontario with a new CD “Rolling Fork to Gallows Point“, and will appear at Winterfolk Festival in Toronto.
Hamilton singer-songwriter Mark McNeil (and David Essig fan) warms us up with an opening set. Read more…

Event, Music

Tribal Gallery presents Belly Dance Extravaganza, Sat Feb 11

January 8th, 2012
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Tribal_Gallery_Bellydance_image650.jpgTribal_Gallery_logo_2012a650.jpgSaturday February 11, 2012, at 8 pm at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., $15 at door, $10 advance. The Tribal Gallery presents Belly Dance Extravaganza. This is really going to be a fun night. We’ve got belly dancers of all kinds, plus Arabic tribal fusion music and three live drummers. The Tribal Gallery presented the dancers at the 2011 Supercrawl dance stage and everyone had so much fun that Gwen had to have them in this special concert. Dancers include Shades of Araby http://shadesofaraby.valizan.com;bellydance_4.jpg Asala Devi.jpgJuvia – Middle Eastern Dance Artist (Fusion Specialist); Siham – Artistic Director of belly-fusion dance company Dance Sister Dance; Shelina – a founding member of Tribe Maya Fire (American Tribal Style); and Asala Devi.

Dance, Event, Music, Tribal Gallery presents

Art Crawl: Trio Arjento + “Behind the Kiln”, Friday Feb 10

January 8th, 2012
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TrioArjento_JBusatophoto.jpgSeptember Kiln017smc.jpgFriday, February 10, 2012, from 8 pm onwards… (James North Art Crawl). Music, dance, video, and all of the above. Opening guest set: Rob Willett, guitar and voice. Second set, “Behind the Kiln” part one, dance and music improvised before your eyes, featuring Tanis MacArthur, with the improvising orchestra (Trio Arjento plus friends). Third set, a more formal concert set by Trio Arjento , Jennifer Lockman piano, Tom Shea guitar, Orange McFarland stand-up bass, (minus Marcy Hull who is not able to join in). Last set, “Behind the Kiln” part two, more real-time collaborations and live video-mix by Judith Sandiford, with guest musicians (including Angela Macaroni on flute) and dancer/movers including Jenny Rae on a visit from Thailand

Dance, Event, Film, James North events, Music

Singer-songwriter showcase Sarah Beatty & Friends, Thurs Feb 9

January 7th, 2012
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Thursday February 9, at 8 pm, $5. LIES, FABLES, OLD WIVES TALES – A singer/songwriter showcase with Sarah Beatty, Jesse T. Reid, Pete Tremblay, and Adam Webster. Having crafted some of Niagara’s finest musical lies, fables, and old wives tales, four musically diverse indie singer/songwriters will be offering up a jam-packed singer / songwriter showcase with their most recent musical works.
Sarah Beatty, currently a PhD candidate in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, is best known for her insightful lyrics and sweet and lilting melodies wrapped in salty roots guitar. www.myspace.com/sarahbeattylive
Jesse_T_Reid.jpgJesse T. Reid (pronounced “reed”) is a well-known folk / country player in the Niagara Region. His storytelling songs of textured lives will knock you over just as you’re about to catch your breath: http://www.jessereid.com/
Pete Tremblay
, of “Pete Tremblay and the Boozy Truth” infamy uses acoustic guitar, catchy melodies, and a sharp wit to sculpt indie-folk-rock tunes that having been winning over audiences for years. : http://www.reverbnation.com/theboozytruth
Adam Webster
, originally from Creemore / Collingwood, writes funk & r&b influenced music. A founding member of “the Funky Truth,” and one of the most soulful voices and adept guitarists on the block, Adam conjures up images and musical impressions that last for days: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Uj9zpPBhLk

Event, Music

Artword Gallery in February: Ellen Irving + Martin Peckham

January 7th, 2012
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Ellen_Irving_0014c_650.jpgArt exhibit for February 2012, artists present Friday February 10, James North Art Crawl from 7 to 10:30 pm. Gallery hours: when Artword Artbar is open.
Martin_Peckham_0004c_650.JPGEllen Irving
has incorporate childhood loves of maps, hardware , painting and wood to her most recent works. Taking the scale bar from maps used to measure distance, she is using sculpture, drawings and paintings to explore the distance she has travelled in her personal life…
Martin Peckham will be showing his illuminated glass sculptures in the installation room. Having spent years collecting beach glass from the shores of Lake Erie he has now found a brilliant way to display them.

Artword Gallery, Event, James North events

SOLD OUT Sat Feb 4. Tribal Gallery presents Kavyan, classical Persian music, EXTRA SHOW ADDED! Sun Feb 5 at 4 pm

January 6th, 2012
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Tribal_Gallery_logo_2012a650.jpgKavyan 2012_650.jpgSOLD OUT! Saturday February 4, 2012, at 8 pm.
ADDED SHOW! Sunday February 5 at 4 pm (must reserve in advance, call Tribal Gallery 905-385-1829)
at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., $15 at door, $10 advance. The Tribal Gallery presents Kavyan, a seven-piece Hamilton band playing classical Persian music on traditional instruments. The musicians include:  Farimah Hakem Zadeh (vocals), Pourya Heidari (seTaar), Damon Panahi (violin), Sahar Ghafourian (Taar), Amin Afshinmanesh (Santoor), Pouya Zangeneh Kazemi (Taar), Roozbeh Mafi (Daff & Tomback). For advance tickets, call Tribal Gallery 905-385-1829
Classical Persian music is an ancient art form and one of the earliest musical traditions known today. …. Read more…

Event, Music, Tribal Gallery presents

“Love Sounds Charity Concert”, Friday Feb 3

January 5th, 2012
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Aaron_Zukewich_Feb32012.jpgFriday February 3 at 8 pm, by donation (minimum $10). “Love Sounds Charity Concert”, a special concert as a fundraiser for a special cause. Featuring jazz pianist Aaron Zukewich with Bonnie Hamilton, Brooke Nicholls, Nevena Kovacevic (classical piano), The Almost Sisters… and other surprises! Hosted by Masha Myryam, who writes “All the money raised are going straight to Russia to support two little orphans …who just lost their mother (my very close friend) this summer. Their grandmother is taking care of these kids and the family is in a big need since there is almost no government assistance for them… all your help will be much appreciated!”  Food by the organizers is included.

Event, Music, Special event

Social gathering, panel discussion, Political Action Committee, Thurs Feb 2, 2012

January 4th, 2012
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Thursday February 2, 2012, from 7 to 9 pm. “in soli?: A panel, open discussion and social event about what it means to be “in solidarity”. This event is hosted by the Political Action Committee, CUPE 3906. It is free and open to all. For more information, contact politicalaction@cupe3906.org. Panelists include: Alex, Niki, Jamila, Michelle, and Holly. The artwork of Roberto Lavidez will be on display for the evening.
As a key catch-phrase for activists within and beyond organized labour, ‘in solidarity’ is often taken as a self-evident and non-contentious statement. This event aims to unpack this phrase by talking more about how we think about and practically approach ‘solidarity’ work. We will be hearing thoughts from community activists in Hamilton on how they approach being ‘in solidarity’ with others in the work that they do. Panelists’ experiences span topics such as: anti-poverty support, labour organizing, Indigenous solidarity and mobilizing against community injustice broadly defined. We hope the event can generate collective discussion and self-reflection on our various strategies and the overlaps and/or tensions that might exist between different forms of solidarity.

Event, Special event

Wednesdays in February, music jams and open mics

January 3rd, 2012
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Wednesday February 1, 8, 15, and 22, at 8 pm. Free. Artword Artbar hosts a series of jams and open mics for the month of February.

Event, Music, Open Mic and Jam

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